Frederick Lenz on PERSPECTIVE

"Above the clouds, the sun is always shining. Today, if it is a cloudy day, we cannot enjoy the sunshine and feel as much of its warmth as we could on a sunny day. But if you and I were to get into a jet plane and fly above the clouds, there would only be sunshine. It is always sunny above the clouds. 

In much the same way, if you derive your happiness from the events, sensations and other experiences that you have in this physical world, and from the emotions and feeling they generate within your mind and body, you are a slave to the 'weather' of events. When things are 'sunny' in your life you will be happy. But on 'cloudy' days, which we all have in life, you will be sad, depressed and in pain.

As you know, we cannot control the weather. As a matter of fact, we can hardly predict it. It is the same with day-to-day life. It is very hard to control life even some of the time, let alone most or all of the time, and it is almost impossible to predict life."